Wireless 5G radio module for mobile video encoders

4th October 2021
James Anstee

Sierra Wireless announced that its EM9191 5G new radio (NR) module has been integrated into mobile video encoders from AVIWEST, a provider of live and recorded video contribution systems.

The EM9191 provides AVIWEST’s PRO360-5G and AIR320e-5G mobile video encoders with 5G connectivity broadcasters need to remotely stream high definition or ultra high definition IP video from live sporting, news, and other events. Using AVIWEST’s 5G enabled mobile video encoders broadcasters can reduce the complexity associated with live event video productions and reduce travel, lodging, Outside Broadcasting (or OB) truck, satellite data transmission, and other costs associated with these productions.

“5G will fundamentally transform live video production, making it simpler and less expensive, while eventually enabling new, more entertaining, immersive, and exciting viewing experiences with additional mobile, point of view, and other cameras,” said Ronan Poullaouec, CTO at AVIWEST. “With the sierra wireless EM9191 module, AVIWEST’s mobile video encoders can use 5G networks to stream high definition video from live events to broadcasters’ production facilities, allowing these broadcasters to realise the cost, simplicity, and other benefits of 5G-powered remote video production.”

Broadcasters are using AVIWEST 5G mobile video encoders equipped with the sierra wireless EM9191 module to stream high definition video from live sporting events to remote video production facilities. AVIWEST selected the sierra wireless EM9191 module for its 5G mobile video encoder after an extensive evaluation process that included lab testing as well as field trials with network operators. 

After AVIWEST selected sierra wireless, they were able to quickly integrate the module into their mobile video encoder, allowing them to bring the new encoder to market in less than three months.

“Sierra wireless is moving 5G beyond the smartphone to industrial, commercial, and other applications like remote live video production,” said Jim Ryan, senior vice president of partnerships, marketing, and IoT solutions at sierra wireless. “With innovative solutions like the EM9191 module, we provide organisations like AVIWEST with the 5G connectivity they need to launch new products and services that disrupt the status quo and change the way that entire industries do business.”

The EM9191 module for the broadband edge is currently available globally, from sierra wireless’ global network of partners.

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